The Cypriot government has called for calmness and has played down tensions with Turkey over the drilling for natural gas dispute in the eastern Mediterranean.
Nicosia’s plea comes at a day when, according to reports, Turkey has sent its seismic vessel Barbaros to occupied Cyprus. Some Turkish media have characterized Barbaros’ mission as an invasion.
“We must stay calm and not get involved in a public relations game with Turkey”, Cypriot government spokesman Nikos Christodoulides said in a radio interview with Greek Skai.
Christodoulides denied reports that there is...